Alberni District Secondary School

This Port Alberni secondary school opened in September 2012.  The new 2-story building is an attractive, well-designed school with public access to its facilities, creating community pride with efficient and sensitive site utilization. It is complementary to neighbouring buildings and landscapes, and a place for students to think, learn and grow. The community space, at the heart of the school is a multi-purpose space filled with natural light, an athletic facility that promotes competition and sportsmanship, and a theatre uniting the community in gatherings and events.


Sustainability highlights in the new building include geothermal exchange for heating; a comprehensive lighting strategy utilizing photo sensors and motion sensors to maximize natural daylight and minimize the use of electricity; xeriscaping to eliminate the need for water use for landscaping; and restoration of existing wetlands / creation of a natural wetland to clean and manage rain water on site.


Kane Consulting provided LEED® consulting services for the project working with the design and construction team to achieve a high level of sustainability.

Project Statistics
Yellowridge Construction
Project Type
British Columbia
Vancouver Island
Size (m2)
Completion Date
July 2014
Kane's Role
LEED Project Manager
Gold Certified
Rating System
LEED Project Management
Key Performance Indicators

40% energy cost reduction

37% reduction in potable water

88% waste diversion

100% reduction in irrigation water usage